"…it ain’t very revelatory, but does a good burrito give you swordfish nirvana?" 
BUTT RAG #6 1990 (page 60)
PHILISTEINS review by Peter Margasak, Editor
The Philisteins were from Hobart, Tasmania, current home of Wormwood Grasshopper label and distro. Go buy a Drunk Elk record or something.
"…it ain’t very revelatory, but does a good burrito give you swordfish nirvana?" 
BUTT RAG #6 1990 (page 60)
PHILISTEINS review by Peter Margasak, Editor
The Philisteins were from Hobart, Tasmania, current home of Wormwood Grasshopper label and distro. Go buy a Drunk Elk record or something.

"…it ain’t very revelatory, but does a good burrito give you swordfish nirvana?" 

BUTT RAG #6 1990 (page 60)

PHILISTEINS review by Peter Margasak, Editor

  • The Philisteins were from Hobart, Tasmania, current home of Wormwood Grasshopper label and distro. Go buy a Drunk Elk record or something.
"…a stunning duo of songs that stuff a real sense of development in my face."
First MECCA NORMAL record in 8 years - Empathy For The Evil - due from the brazen radicalz at M’Lady’s in September 2014: order here! 
Hello. We’re fuckinrecordreviews:

BUTT RAG #7 October 1991  page 59
MECCA NORMAL review by PETER MARGASAK (Editor)
K Records remains in full effect. They’re looking for an intern!  It’s unpaid, but there are lotsa records, undoubtedly. Send your resume and message of interest to Eric Williger at eric@krecs.com
Mecca Normal is Jean Smith and David Lester. They uploaded their 2007 album The Observer onto bandcamp on 6/17/13.
Jessica Hopper wrote a 2006 article for The Chicago Reader in which she discussed the matrix of knots between Smith’s dating experiences, feminism, sacrifice, concession and independence as explored on The Observer.
Jean Smith writes about her dating experiences at Smashpipe.
According to his Goodreads page, David Lester’s graphic novel The Listener was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews’ “2012 Book Of The Year Award.”
November 2012 recordings with Kramer exist!  fuckinrecordreviews watched/listened to “Wasn’t Said” and was moved. 
Mecca Normal - Wasn’t Said from Jean Smith on Vimeo.
"…a stunning duo of songs that stuff a real sense of development in my face."
First MECCA NORMAL record in 8 years - Empathy For The Evil - due from the brazen radicalz at M’Lady’s in September 2014: order here! 
Hello. We’re fuckinrecordreviews:

BUTT RAG #7 October 1991  page 59
MECCA NORMAL review by PETER MARGASAK (Editor)
K Records remains in full effect. They’re looking for an intern!  It’s unpaid, but there are lotsa records, undoubtedly. Send your resume and message of interest to Eric Williger at eric@krecs.com
Mecca Normal is Jean Smith and David Lester. They uploaded their 2007 album The Observer onto bandcamp on 6/17/13.
Jessica Hopper wrote a 2006 article for The Chicago Reader in which she discussed the matrix of knots between Smith’s dating experiences, feminism, sacrifice, concession and independence as explored on The Observer.
Jean Smith writes about her dating experiences at Smashpipe.
According to his Goodreads page, David Lester’s graphic novel The Listener was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews’ “2012 Book Of The Year Award.”
November 2012 recordings with Kramer exist!  fuckinrecordreviews watched/listened to “Wasn’t Said” and was moved. 
Mecca Normal - Wasn’t Said from Jean Smith on Vimeo.

"…a stunning duo of songs that stuff a real sense of development in my face."

BUTT RAG #7 October 1991  page 59

MECCA NORMAL review by PETER MARGASAK (Editor)

  • K Records remains in full effect. They’re looking for an intern!  It’s unpaid, but there are lotsa records, undoubtedly. Send your resume and message of interest to Eric Williger at eric@krecs.com
  • According to his Goodreads page, David Lester’s graphic novel The Listener was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews’ “2012 Book Of The Year Award.”
  • November 2012 recordings with Kramer exist!  fuckinrecordreviews watched/listened to “Wasn’t Said” and was moved

Mecca Normal - Wasn’t Said from Jean Smith on Vimeo.

"…a completely tasteful album of restrained beauty, serving as a grand summation for Blythe."  
Who will love thee on your anniversary? Via BUTT RAG and… fuckinrecordreviews:


BUTT RAG #4 (1988)  page 21
ARTHUR BLYTHE review by Peter Margasak

"…a completely tasteful album of restrained beauty, serving as a grand summation for Blythe."  
Who will love thee on your anniversary? Via BUTT RAG and… fuckinrecordreviews:


BUTT RAG #4 (1988)  page 21
ARTHUR BLYTHE review by Peter Margasak

"…a completely tasteful album of restrained beauty, serving as a grand summation for Blythe."  

BUTT RAG #4 (1988)  page 21

ARTHUR BLYTHE review by Peter Margasak

"Post-modern complainers can really be stupid and should take their bitter, draped-in-black moans elsewhere, cause there’s nothing wrong with having Joe like something if it’s just plain good."
BUTT RAG #3 “the friendly edition” 1987 (page 25)
DIVINE HORSEMEN review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor "Post-modern complainers can really be stupid and should take their bitter, draped-in-black moans elsewhere, cause there’s nothing wrong with having Joe like something if it’s just plain good."
BUTT RAG #3 “the friendly edition” 1987 (page 25)
DIVINE HORSEMEN review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor

"Post-modern complainers can really be stupid and should take their bitter, draped-in-black moans elsewhere, cause there’s nothing wrong with having Joe like something if it’s just plain good."

BUTT RAG #3 “the friendly edition” 1987 (page 25)

DIVINE HORSEMEN review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor

BUTT RAG  1990 (page of lists), Peter Margasak, Editor
List by Dan Koretzky, at the dawn of Drag City BUTT RAG  1990 (page of lists), Peter Margasak, Editor
List by Dan Koretzky, at the dawn of Drag City

BUTT RAG  1990 (page of lists), Peter Margasak, Editor

List by Dan Koretzky, at the dawn of Drag City

"Pussy Galore proclaim White Zombie to be the only good new band from New York."
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 2 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 20 and 21)
"Interview" by Peter Margasak, Editor
PART 1
"Pussy Galore proclaim White Zombie to be the only good new band from New York."
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 2 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 20 and 21)
"Interview" by Peter Margasak, Editor
PART 1
"Pussy Galore proclaim White Zombie to be the only good new band from New York."
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 2 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 20 and 21)
"Interview" by Peter Margasak, Editor
PART 1
"Pussy Galore proclaim White Zombie to be the only good new band from New York."
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 2 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 20 and 21)
"Interview" by Peter Margasak, Editor
PART 1

"Pussy Galore proclaim White Zombie to be the only good new band from New York."

The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 2 of 2!

BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 20 and 21)

"Interview" by Peter Margasak, Editor

  • PART 1
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”
The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)
Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  

JULIA CAFRITZ: “My father said, ‘I saw the new record the other day. It sounds just as awful as the other ones, but I was surprised to see it in Tower’.”

The BUTT RAG PUSSY GALORE INTERVIEW (SORTA) Part 1 of 2!

BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (pages 19 and 20)

  • Interview by Peter Margasak (editor), although it’s hard to tell if he just stumbled onto someone else’s interview and tried to pass it off as his own (scrambled on the page with his thoughts). Whatever, spin out!  
#YESALLWOMEN
"Remember - Jean Smith doesn’t want to come to your house and cut off your dick, she just wants to let you know what life can be like without one."
MECCA NORMAL review by wifey.tv Co-Founder REBECCA ODES
#YESALLWOMEN 23 years ago in…FORCED EXPOSURE #17 1991 (page 95)
Former Love Child member and Vermonster bassist REBECCA ODES ”has been making stuff for females on the internets since the internets were wee. She cofounded gURL.com, the first major web site for teenage girls and a proto-social network. Then she went old school and published a bunch of books, including the bestselling sex/life guide DEAL WITH IT! and FROM THE HIPS, a guide to the life-altering person-to-parent transformation. She has also enjoyed an extended tour of the world of Mommy media, writing, blogging and consulting for Babble. When she is not making things on screens or paper, Rebecca might be making some art, or clothing, or rock music, or just doing her best not to make her husband, son and daughter miserable. She lives in New York.”
wifey.tv
Jean + David = MECCA NORMAL: "Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed.” - Douglas Wolk
New MECCA NORMAL LP due on M’Lady’s Records any minute now (September 2014, actually).
Our 8/21/13 Fuckin’ Record Reviews post about MECCA NORMAL from Butt Rag #7 (1991)
#YESALLWOMEN
"Remember - Jean Smith doesn’t want to come to your house and cut off your dick, she just wants to let you know what life can be like without one."
MECCA NORMAL review by wifey.tv Co-Founder REBECCA ODES
#YESALLWOMEN 23 years ago in…FORCED EXPOSURE #17 1991 (page 95)
Former Love Child member and Vermonster bassist REBECCA ODES ”has been making stuff for females on the internets since the internets were wee. She cofounded gURL.com, the first major web site for teenage girls and a proto-social network. Then she went old school and published a bunch of books, including the bestselling sex/life guide DEAL WITH IT! and FROM THE HIPS, a guide to the life-altering person-to-parent transformation. She has also enjoyed an extended tour of the world of Mommy media, writing, blogging and consulting for Babble. When she is not making things on screens or paper, Rebecca might be making some art, or clothing, or rock music, or just doing her best not to make her husband, son and daughter miserable. She lives in New York.”
wifey.tv
Jean + David = MECCA NORMAL: "Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed.” - Douglas Wolk
New MECCA NORMAL LP due on M’Lady’s Records any minute now (September 2014, actually).
Our 8/21/13 Fuckin’ Record Reviews post about MECCA NORMAL from Butt Rag #7 (1991)
#YESALLWOMEN
"Remember - Jean Smith doesn’t want to come to your house and cut off your dick, she just wants to let you know what life can be like without one."
MECCA NORMAL review by wifey.tv Co-Founder REBECCA ODES
#YESALLWOMEN 23 years ago in…FORCED EXPOSURE #17 1991 (page 95)
Former Love Child member and Vermonster bassist REBECCA ODES ”has been making stuff for females on the internets since the internets were wee. She cofounded gURL.com, the first major web site for teenage girls and a proto-social network. Then she went old school and published a bunch of books, including the bestselling sex/life guide DEAL WITH IT! and FROM THE HIPS, a guide to the life-altering person-to-parent transformation. She has also enjoyed an extended tour of the world of Mommy media, writing, blogging and consulting for Babble. When she is not making things on screens or paper, Rebecca might be making some art, or clothing, or rock music, or just doing her best not to make her husband, son and daughter miserable. She lives in New York.”
wifey.tv
Jean + David = MECCA NORMAL: "Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed.” - Douglas Wolk
New MECCA NORMAL LP due on M’Lady’s Records any minute now (September 2014, actually).
Our 8/21/13 Fuckin’ Record Reviews post about MECCA NORMAL from Butt Rag #7 (1991)

#YESALLWOMEN

"Remember - Jean Smith doesn’t want to come to your house and cut off your dick, she just wants to let you know what life can be like without one."

MECCA NORMAL review by wifey.tv Co-Founder REBECCA ODES

#YESALLWOMEN 23 years ago in…FORCED EXPOSURE #17 1991 (page 95)

  • Former Love Child member and Vermonster bassist REBECCA ODES ”has been making stuff for females on the internets since the internets were wee. She cofounded gURL.com, the first major web site for teenage girls and a proto-social network. Then she went old school and published a bunch of books, including the bestselling sex/life guide DEAL WITH IT! and FROM THE HIPS, a guide to the life-altering person-to-parent transformation. She has also enjoyed an extended tour of the world of Mommy media, writing, blogging and consulting for Babble. When she is not making things on screens or paper, Rebecca might be making some art, or clothing, or rock music, or just doing her best not to make her husband, son and daughter miserable. She lives in New York.”
  • Jean + David = MECCA NORMAL: "Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed.” - Douglas Wolk
"Some absolute true pop gems…"
BUTT RAG #3 “the friendly edition” 1987 (page 24)
BIG DIPPER review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor 
Big Dipper members have been busy during the past 27 years. We’ll have to tell yoo about it sometime. Until then, check out their 2012 LP on Almost Ready, Crashes On The Platinum Planet. "Some absolute true pop gems…"
BUTT RAG #3 “the friendly edition” 1987 (page 24)
BIG DIPPER review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor 
Big Dipper members have been busy during the past 27 years. We’ll have to tell yoo about it sometime. Until then, check out their 2012 LP on Almost Ready, Crashes On The Platinum Planet.

"Some absolute true pop gems…"

BUTT RAG #3 “the friendly edition” 1987 (page 24)

BIG DIPPER review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor 

Big Dipper members have been busy during the past 27 years. We’ll have to tell yoo about it sometime. Until then, check out their 2012 LP on Almost ReadyCrashes On The Platinum Planet.

"It’s just plain nice, and that’s said without sarcasm."
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (page 36)
WALDRON/LACY review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor
Excellent Steve Lacy primer in last month’s Wire (Issue 361, the one with Actress on the cover) by  Michael E Veal. 
"It’s just plain nice, and that’s said without sarcasm."
BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (page 36)
WALDRON/LACY review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor
Excellent Steve Lacy primer in last month’s Wire (Issue 361, the one with Actress on the cover) by  Michael E Veal. 

"It’s just plain nice, and that’s said without sarcasm."

BUTT RAG #3: The Friendly Edition 1987 (page 36)

WALDRON/LACY review by PETER MARGASAK, Editor